The town of Marble, Colorado is home to a big marble mill site, where the marble mined near town is processed. I've been here a few times, and I just love it - lots of old marble structures and (of course) rusty stuff.
The Crystal River runs by the mill site, and there's a whole lot of marble there that apparently fell off a train.
This year there is a lot more activity going on. They are transporting the marble to Houston, where it goes to Italy on a ship.
Just so it doesn't get confused with the Italian marble, each piece is stamped. Really? Isn't this a lot older than the US?
We were told that Italy is running out of marble, but this picture I found on the internet seems to contradict that...
Back in 2001, I hiked up to the quarry - wow! That's a lot of marble!
You can no longer hike up there because they think it is too dangerous, but this is what it looked like then. The marble for the Tomb of the Unknowns, and some of the Lincoln Memorial came from here.
Marble also has a great barbeque place, where the 16 of us who went on the loop in the previous post stopped for dinner.
There are some local sculptors, of course. You can have this piece for a mere $19,000!